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A Grammar of Wik-Mungkan

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posted on 25.07.2021, 05:52 by ALAN EVERTON RAY
Wik-Mungkan, spoken in and around Aurukun, Cape York, Far North Queensland, is one of the few remaining Indigenous languages spoken in Australia. This thesis describes this language in detail so that knowledge of the language is accessible. It is based on a range of resources, including historical oral recordings of traditional and contemporary narratives, prior linguistic analysis and recent conversations with the elders and keepers of the language in Aurukun. These resources are used to describe the structure and particular capabilities of Wik-Mungkan, including comparing and contrasting with other Indigenous languages of Cape York and beyond.

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Principal supervisor

Alice Gaby

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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